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The Winners of the Bafta Film Awards 2019

The Winners of the Bafta Film Awards 2019

by Shruthi Venkatesh February 14 2019, 12:54 pm Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 33 secs

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 10 February 2019 honouring the best films of 2018. The English actress Joanna Lumley hosted the ceremony for the second consecutive year.

The comedy-drama The Favourite received the most nominations with twelve and won seven, including Outstanding British Film, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Olivia Colman, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Rachel Weisz. Roma won four awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. Rami Malek won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Bohemian Rhapsody, thanking Freddie Mercury in his acceptance speech. Colman, who starred as Queen Anne in The Favourite, said the team were having “an amazing night” and would be enjoying several drinks later. Collecting the prize for original screenplay, The Favourite's Deborah Davis said: “Thank you for celebrating our female-dominated movie about women in power.”

Lady Gaga, who appears opposite Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born, did not attend as the ceremony clashes with the Grammys in the US. She wrote on Twitter: “I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA ‘s. I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s to show them our love as well. We made a film about music. This means the world to me. Thank u to all our fans we love u so much, we wouldn’t be here without u #BAFTAs.”

Bafta Winners - Olivia Colman and Rami Malek

The winners of the BAFTAs 2019 are:

Outstanding British Film - The Favourite

Best animated film - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best production design - The Favourite

Best British short animation – Roughhouse

Best British short film - 73 Cows

Best sound - Bohemian Rhapsody

Best editing – Vice

Best documentary - Free Solo

Best make up & hair - The Favourite

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public) - Letitia Wright

Best adapted screenplay - BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin

Best original music - A Star Is Born

Best original screenplay - The Favourite – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

Best cinematography – Roma

Outstanding British contribution to cinema - Number 9 Films (Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley)

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer - Beast – Michael Pearce (writer/director), Lauren Dark (producer)

Best special visual effects - Black Panther 

Best film not in the English language – Roma

Best costume design - The Favourite

Best director - Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

Best supporting actress - Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best supporting actor - Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best actress - Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Best actor - Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Best film – Roma

Bafta fellowship - Thelma Schoonmaker

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